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ON WE GO! - Weekly President's Perspective from Dr. Greene - October 31, 2018

ON WE GO! – October 31, 2018

Submitted on October 31, 2018

I recently learned of some interesting research spearheaded by Dr. Rebecca Singer of our Psychology Department. She is leading a research project investigating whether Kindergarten-2nd graders might benefit from animal-assisted reading intervention. As the methodology unfolds, students who are struggling with reading work with a certified therapy dog. The results of the experiment are yet to be known, but it is anticipated that the students will become more engaged readers, more eager to learn, and have improved chances of becoming stronger readers.

In addition to Dr. Singer of the Psychology Department, and Dr. Lisa Eddy of the Graduate Education Faculty, the project currently involves eleven undergraduate students and seven graduate education students, one of whom drives two hours, each way, to work on the project. It is a wonderful coordination between two Georgetown College departments, as well as a wonderful partnership with a local elementary school. From a distance, I give high marks to all involved!

On We Go!

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